D’ANGELO CHRONICLES Coming 2021!

Exciting news: Castle Bridge Media has bought my BIPOC-futurist space opera quartet D’Angelo Chronicles. Revised versions of the first three books (briefly self-published a decade ago) will drop quarterly in 2021 with stunning new cover art by Cody Jimenez. Then the series will wrap up in 2022 with a final…

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13TH STREET Launches

Today, July 7, sees the release of books 1-3 of my 13TH STREET series from the new HarperChapters imprint of HarperCollins, a sort of Latinx Stranger Things for kids ages 5-9. These chapter books focus on three cousins (Malia, Dante and Ivan) who find themselves fighting strange creatures in a…

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Starred Review for Halfling King

Kirkus has give Rise of the Halfling King a starred review! “An unmissable adventure of mythical proportions,” they call it. Huge congratulations to my illustrator (and daughter) Charlene Bowles, and much love and respect to our publisher, Cinco Puntos Press, who had the idea of creating a series of graphic…

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Spanish Translation of FSDHS

My award-winning book Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico is now available in a beautiful Spanish translation from Vintage Español (Penguin Random House). Order your copy of Serpiente Emplumada, Corazón del Cielo today! It’s perfect for that special relative or Spanish-speaking student.  

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My Debut Children’s Book!

I’m so delighted to reveal that my debut picture book My Two Border Towns will be out next summer from Penguin Random House’s Kokila imprint … featuring the amazing art of Erika Meza. Huge shout out to my agent, Taylor Martindale Kean, and my editor, Joanna Cárdenas.  

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As Editor or Contributor

Books edited by David Bowles Along the River: An Anthology of Voices from the Río Grande Valley (2011) Along the River 2: More Voices from the Río Grande (2012) Along the River III: Dark Voices from the Río Grande (2014) Donna Hooks Fletcher: Life and Writings (2012) Stories That Must Not Die…

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FEATHERED SERPENT a Kirkus Best YA Book of 2018

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico made the Kirkus list of Best YA Books of 2018! Seventy-five titles are on the list, in eight categories. The one FSDHS was selected for–Books That Feed Imaginations–is perfect for my retelling of these crucial ancestral tales.  

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GÜERO a Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2018

The magazine Shelf Awareness has selected They Call Me Güero for their Best Books of 2018 list!  

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GÜERO an NCTE Notable Verse Novel

Each year the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) establishes a committee for the NCTE Award for Excellence in Children’s Poetry. That committee goes on to create a list of Notable Poetry Books for children ages 3-13 published throughout the year. I am honored that the committee has selected They Call Me…

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Cover Reveal: The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande

Today Latinxs in Kid Lit hosted the reveal of The Chupacabras of the Río Grande (book 4 of the Unicorn Rescue Society series). I’m so proud of the work Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly and I did on this one! I can’t wait for you all to meet Choopi (the young chupacabras you…

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